The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter,

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Farmers State Bank

Locally owned and founded in 1907, Farmers State Bank is built on a foundation of strong relationships with our communities and their members. In addition to personal and business checking and savings accounts, IRAs, and CDs, we specialize in automotive loans, commercial loans, personal loans, and mortgage loans. And of course our online banking makes it easy for you to connect with your accounts from anywhere. Being locally owned means that the people of Western Montana are our greatest priority. […]